Eugene R. Brady
Recipient of the Purple Heart medalDied when: 83 years 74 days (998 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Eugene R.Brady (1928-2011) was a United States Marine Corps officer and naval aviator who was the recipient of the Navy Cross and a later Silver Star for his heroic actions during two separate medevac missions taking wounded Marines from a landing zone while under fire during the Vietnam War.
At the time of these awards, he was serving as the commanding officer of HMM-364, The Purple Foxes.He began his career as a fixed wing pilot and saw service in the Korean War with VMF-311.
He did not transition to flying helicopters until 1968.During the course of his career he commanded four different squadrons, Marine Corps Air Station Tustin and Marine Aircraft Group 16.
Colonel Brady retired from the Marine Corps in 1980 after more than 34 years of service.